I was looking at some crap barn find Porsche 911T online yesterday. A pile of rusty crap to be honest. And they wanted 44K for it. WTH? I know Porsche’s are nuts in the price area. Speedsters going for $500K and so on. And the part that makes me want to puke. BTW, good diet strategy. Weigh in Saturday..
I have owned a bunch of them. 356 convertible, 911’s out the wazoo and so on. you could by and sell them for under 10 K all day long. And that’s nothing. Fixing them makes doing a boat a cake walk. And boats don’t rust.
So the big question is… will our woody boats ever take off like that? like Ferrari’s in the late 80’s or muscle cars in the 90’s.
For the record there is not ONE car I have ever owned I made a cent on. Not one, and I think its somewhere around 50 cars. Mustangs, Camaro’s, Mopars, Pontiac’s,
Oldsmobile’s, VW’s out the wazoo. BMW’s , oof, M3, M5 Z1 for a week Coolest car.
Coravirs, Spyders, all of them. I kept trying to find some sort of relationship.
From time to time there is a “hot” boat of the year or two. Barrel backs, 21′ gull wing Continentals, Cobras, and racers. Sportsman are kinda timeless, as are the basic runabouts and utilities. Hackers hold value well, as to some of the insane rare crown jewel boats. Pretty much all the boats up in Minnesota and Tahoe.
But exploding prices like 100K early 911’s? Jaguars? hey dont say its the repairs or reliability factor. Porsche’s and Jags are crappy from a reliability argument. So will they? And do we want them too? Are we happy as pigs in crap to be able to go into a barn and drop $500 on a boat? Would $50K on that same boat be as fun?
Isn’t part of the fun of these boats, its the true value they bring. Ya they cost money, but in return, you are in the coolest boat within miles. Unless you are at a show, then you are just one more sinking boat at the dock. AH
Cars are mass produced, and yes so are our boats. But in a more human way. Each boat is a work of individual art. Named so, and woody boats hold there life in their wood. They are not a commodity. Porsches, Muscle cars, bring no real joy to our hearts. Our egos? Yes, but temporarily. Emotion, love and a relationship, can be had with a boat. And that that can’t be bought.